Land of My Heart
By Beverly Marley-Loftus
Southwestern New Mexico – Land of my heart,
Your vast sweep of desert sends chills
From my toes to the nape of my neck.
My soul sprouts wings like a bird
And circles your far horizons
As some day my dust will do.
My joyful crys echo from canyon wall
To canyon wall,
From mountain to mountain,
‘Neath the magical spell of clouds.
Scoured by wind, scorched by sun,
Lit by a trillion trillion stars at night.
Imbued with awesome quiet,
Not speaking, but saying everything.
Southwestern New Mexico – Land of my heart.